HLTHPS006 – Assist Clients with Medication – for Domestic Students

Domestic Students

HLTHPS006 - Assist Clients with Medication


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for and provide medication assistance, and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.

This unit applies to community services and health workers with authority in their state or territory to assist with the administration of medication.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Online training is available for this course.
Duration and Delivery

This qualification is delivered over a period of 150 nominal hours comprising of classroom sessions*, supervised directed learning, skills training, self-paced learning, practical placement, assessment, and assessment assistance. Students undertake a work experience/ practical placement experience of 65 hours. The 25 hours of classes can be completed over a 3-week period.


Classroom based training (face to face/ online) and supervised practical experience in a community and/or residential setting.


189 Plenty Road, Preston, VIC 3072, and Practical Placement location as negotiated.


This skill set addresses the skills and knowledge required to work with basic information about the human body and prepare for and provide medication assistance and complete medication documentation. It also involves supporting a client to self-administer medication.

Target Group

This skill set is for people working in various care and support roles in the community services industry who wish to develop skills in supporting people to self-administer medication.

Who May Attend

This skill set has been endorsed by industry as suitable for individuals who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area involving provision of direct client care or support.


ALACC entry requirements require that applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years’ old
  • Have satisfactorily completed Year 11 or equivalent

The following are not an entry requirement, but may need to be considered prior to undertaking this course:

  • Basic foundation skills and computer literacy skills may be required for learning activities related to the course. Where relevant, adequate student support is available.
  • Students will be required to provide a current Police check and evidence of flu and COVID-19 vaccination prior to undertaking placements.
  • Workers in disability support roles will need to complete the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissions worker orientation online training module ‘Quality, Safety and You’.

Please note: Proficiency in English is required to meet Industry standards.

Students will be undertaking Pre-Training Review and LLN test prior to enrolment. The LLN test is not an entry requirement, students are asked to undertake the same so appropriate academic support can be ensured throughout the course of study.


Students may be able to shorten the length of their studies through the recognition of past experience and/ or qualifications gained elsewhere. Applications can be made for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer.

These will be assessed according to the college’s policy & procedures and the context of this skills set to determine if/how much advanced standing will be granted.

This qualification holds National Recognition.


Assessments will be conducted to determine the achievement of
competency-based learning outcomes. Assessments may include student questions, case study/ scenarios, practical skills observation and assessment (simulated environment/ practical placement) and post placement assessment.

Work Placements

To gain competency in this skill set, students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through assessments in the workplace environment.

Employment/ Placements may occur in aged care, disability, or other aged care and community settings in Melbourne or Regional areas as organised by ALACC and according to the course requirements.

While ALACC takes responsibility to provide work placements, students have the choice to find a work placement close to their place of residence. ALACC does not provide employment services.

All placement arrangements have to be approved prior to commencing placement. ALACC will negotiate and have an Agreement with the Placement Provider before the student attends work placement.

Please note: The cost for the practical placement is included in the fee.

However, if a student does not attend the allocated placement, then the student will have to pay for the costs set by the practical placement providers for cancelling their placements.

Placements dates will be provided by the placement provider and can be subject to change depending on the appropriate Placement Provider’s ability to take students at a specific given period. Students may need to be flexible with these dates and ensure they can attend the placements as soon as it is

Students may be required to attend pre-placement and post-placement sessions for assessment.


These units provide credit towards a range of qualifications in the CHC Community Services Training Package or HLT Health Training Package at Certificate IV and Diploma level

Job Opportunities

This skill set will provide individuals (who hold a qualification at Certificate III level or higher in an area) with the skills required to meet industry requirements for work in supporting a person to self-administer medication, involving provision of direct client care or support.

Course Units

Please ask us about credit transfers.

Core Units

Assist clients with medication

Enquire about this course

Course Fees
Government Funding Subsidised Fee
AUD 100.00
Fees: AUD 15.00
Uniform: AUD 35.00
Registration Fee: AUD 50.00
ALACC Students
AUD 285.00
Fees: AUD 200.00
Uniform: AUD 35.00
Registration Fee: AUD 50.00
Non-ALACC Students
AUD 500.00
Fees: AUD 415.00
Uniform: AUD 35.00
Registration Fee: AUD 50.00
Government Funding Eligibility

To assess your eligibility for government funding please speak to one of our friendly staff or use below link:

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*Eligible students must: –

  • Present a Green Medicare card
  • Be a Permanent resident in Australia
  • Not have a qualification higher or equal to qualification being applied

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